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Review for Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

MAARS is a unique, all-volunteer, organization providing long-term care for abandoned, abused, and neglected parrots. Our shelter, the MAARS Landing, is a safe place for the birds and volunteers. MAARS volunteers are specially trained to provide all the day-to-day care of the flock and shelter. The work is not glamorous and requires a weekly 4-hour commitment, but working with the flock and giving them the opportunity to socialize and play is well worth it. MAARS is known for managing some of the most challenging behavioral issues and trauma and seeing a bird make a friend or accept affection from a volunteer for the first time is a pretty extraordinary thing to be part of. I've been volunteering with MAARS for 20 years and have made some of my best friendships there.

Role:  Volunteer